The same rule as the previous two CPU rendering benchmarks holds true here: We’re still working out kinks in our testing of workstations, so suggestions on how to improve it are always welcome. I must admit, I was quite astonished with the boot-up time of the Z the first time I powered it on. How to effectively maintain continuity throughout your edit. Maya As with the 3ds Max benchmark, the Maya benchmark is also comprised of averaged viewport frame rates for rotating, panning, vertex and face editing for each of the models shown.
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With the addition of a Blu-ray drive, eSATA, and a in-1 memory card reader this computer would have h a video editor would need. But overall, the Z is a solid system that deserves a serious look if you are in the market for a lower-cost workstation.
HP Z210 CMT Workstation Review
The hard drives and removable cards conveniently snap into place while the DVD bays z10 the use of screws. While it is true that throwing more and faster hardware at a system will increase its performance, this also increases its power usage, and when you have an animation studio filled with hundreds of workstations, the difference between a system that draws W of power and one that draws Ckt can mean thousands of dollars xmt electricity bills per year.
Its developer is working on support for GPU acceleration in version 3, but for now, rendering calculations are CPU-based. To test the video editing performance of this computer a video was encoded in Adobe Media Encoder CS5. The same rule as the previous two CPU rendering benchmarks holds true here: While the Quadro performs adequately in light-to-medium scenes, with only 1GB of RAM, it struggles with denser scenes.
We’re still working out kinks in our testing of workstations, so suggestions on how to improve it are always welcome.
OpenGL drivers from Nvidia and AMD are both embarassingly piss-poor for consumer cards in the Windows world, and gamers don’t seem to care.
The case weighs in at 23lbs.
Even for individuals, power usage can make a noticeable difference if you leave your system on all night, or even if you just use it frequently. Overall verdict HP touts the Z as a basic, entry-level system, and compared to the more powerful Z-series workstations, it might be.
The four-core Z takes third place, and last comes the four-core Q system with its older CPU architecture. Considering the speed of this drive, you can barely hear it running. The Windows Experience Index places this computer on par with the Elitebook W with the only difference being the graphics card.
I must admit, I was quite astonished with the boot-up time of the Z the first time I powered it on. Onboard 3 Channel Motherboard: Contact him at jason [at] cgchannel [dot] com.
HP Z210 SFF Workstation: Serious Power in Cramped Quarters
The DDR3 runs at an effective 1. Log into your account.
Sign up now Username Password Remember Me. Next we have the Core i7 system; and Z, with its Quadrofollows closely behind.
The Z, with its mighty Quadroagain takes first place, but whereas the Q system came last in all of our previous rendering benchmarks, here it takes second place thanks to its powerful FirePro V The system comes with a single case fan, and because of this, produces very little noise. For increased performance HP offers several SSD drives, but they come at a heavy price that may not be worth the performance boost.
You can download it here. Post Your Comment Please log in or sign up to comment. Although the Z is targeted at entry-level animation work, in reality, equipped with the right graphics hardware, it could tackle much more substantial CG tasks.
HP Workstation z Specs – CNET
Unlike Mudbox, ZBrush performs quite well on the Z For benchmarking, we used the following standard suite of DCC and rendering applications: But as I mentioned before, without vendor support, once you start having technical difficulties, you are on your own. The only audible noise that comes from the system is the cooling fan on the Quadro when it is stressed with heavy scenes or GPU computing vmt.
Sculpting applications tend to be optimised to display much higher polygon counts than their traditional DCC cousins. The Z performed well in all of the software tests that it was put through for this review, offering solid performance in modeling, texturing, Photoshop work, compositing and digital sculpting in ZBrush, z2210 not in Mudbox.